Ports & Excursions

Start 2020 off right with a healthy vacation in the Caribbean! We’ll embark from Miami, then travel to historic and beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico; colonial Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and sunny paradise St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda. This is going to be a phenomenal time – don’t miss it!

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Day Port Arrive Depart Status
Fri. Feb. 21 Miami 3:30pm** Docked
Sat. Feb. 22 At Sea
Sun. Feb. 23 San Juan, Puerto Rico 3:30pm Docked
Mon. Feb. 24 San Juan, Puerto Rico 12:30am Docked
Mon. Feb. 24 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 11:00am 9:00pm Docked
Tues. Feb. 25 St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda 7:00am 6:00pm Docked
Wed. Feb. 26 At Sea
Thu. Feb. 27 At Sea
Fri. Feb. 28 Miami, Florida 7:00am Docked
*Please note: The itinerary is subject to change without notice.
**Boarding begins around 11:30 am and you MUST be on board by 1:30 pm. Be sure to plan your flight or other transportation to allow you to arrive on time.
***Although the ship arrives at 7:00am, please allow extra time for the disembarking process. MSC recommends return flights be scheduled no earlier than 12:00pm from Miami International Airport, or 1:00pm from Ft. Lauderdale.

Shore Excursions

MSC Cruises offers a variety of shore excursions at each of the ports of call. An exciting range of experiences awaits you: take a historical tour of Old San Juan and enjoy a local coffee tasting; explore the town of Philipsburg by bicycle or the surrounding sea by kayak; snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Antigua and Barbuda, to name a few.

Please check back in late summer to browse and book excursions.


Port Details

Miami, Florida

FRI. FEB. 21, 2020 3:30PM

From Miami’s glitzy waterfront skyline to the elegant splendor of Miami Beach’s pastel-coloured art deco extravaganza, from the subtropical wetlands of the Everglades to a choice of stunning beaches giving onto the azure blue of the Atlantic Ocean, this all-American resort is a holidaymaker’s dream. Miami’s year-round sunshine, its cosmopolitan ambience, dramatic glass-and-steel architecture and fascinating hinterland have made it popular as a holiday destination in the United States for people all over the world – regardless of the season.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

SUN. FEB. 23, 2020 3:30PM - 12:30AM (NEXT DAY)

Named in 1521 by Ponce de Leon, San Juan, Puerto Rico still lives up to its name of “Rich Port.” It is a port rich in history, culture, food and beauty. As soon as you step off the boat you will be greeted by the sights and sounds of a bustling town bursting with personality. Amble down the narrow cobblestone streets to purchase handcrafted art from cheerfully painted colonial storefronts; afterwards, you can lounge at a sidewalk cafe watching the vibrant town as you sip on a margarita. Take a walk to the massive fort El Morro, and cool off in the subterranean passageways and hidden rooms of this sprawling edifice, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

MON. FEB. 24, 2020 11:00AM - 9:00PM

The capital of St. Maarten, Philipsburg has a historic charm, a bustling commercial center, and is flanked by wide expanses of white-sand beaches. Owing to a colonial compromise in the 1600s, the island is split between two countries – the southern half comprises St. Maarten, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, while the northern half is Saint-Martin and falls under the influence of France.

St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

TUES. FEB. 25, 2020 7:00AM - 6:00PM

British style with Caribbean colors! The island of Antigua, a colony of the British crown for over 300 years, has an old restored dockyard and Royal Navy district – site of some of the most important sailing regattas in the world. Its coast is a parade of beaches – beaches that are famous, secret, or even set in volcanic craters. Some are more appealing to those who love being around people, such as Dickenson Bay and Runaway Beach. Those who love more isolated destinations, on the other hand, should head for the Five Island peninsula, where they will be able to enjoy the beaches of Deep Bay and the long and immaculate Lignumvitae Bay.

Miami, Florida

FRI. FEB. 28, 2020 7:00AM

From Miami’s glitzy waterfront skyline to the elegant splendor of Miami Beach’s pastel-coloured art deco extravaganza, from the subtropical wetlands of the Everglades to a choice of stunning beaches giving onto the azure blue of the Atlantic Ocean, this all-American resort is a holidaymaker’s dream. Miami’s year-round sunshine, its cosmopolitan ambience, dramatic glass-and-steel architecture and fascinating hinterland have made it popular as a holiday destination in the United States for people all over the world – regardless of the season.